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Saving Lives (and Breath) on the Wildland Fire Line

Record-high temperatures this summer mean that the 2021 fire season, which is well underway in several states, is likely to be devastating. As of July 22, 79 large fires and complexes have burned 1,448,053 acres, and more than 21,700 wildland firefighters and support personnel are assigned to wildfires across the United States. Keep Reading

// by Kylie Bielby

Weekly Update: TSA Firearm Detections

Transportation Security Administration officers at Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport stopped two handguns from being brought onboard airplanes in recent days. Keep Reading

DHS to Cancel Laredo Sector Border Barrier Contracts

These are the first contracts CBP is terminating since DHS released its Plan for Use of Border Barrier Funds, which lays out the guiding principles framing decisions related to border barrier construction, including ending wall expansion to the extent permitted by law. Keep Reading

// by Kylie Bielby

TSA Continues to Expand PreCheck Program

Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport now participates in the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) PreCheck® program, which allows eligible travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case, and keep 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels in a carry-on bag during the screening process. Keep Reading

GSA 8(a) STARS III Contract Gets New Designation

Building on the success of 8(a) STARS II, 8(a) STARS III features a pool of small, disadvantaged businesses (SDB) industry partners who specialize in emerging technologies which allow government agencies to access cutting edge solutions to accomplish IT missions. Keep Reading

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